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Discovering Tut the Saga Continue Class 11th commerce

Discovering Tut the Saga Continue

Word – Meaning
Saga – long story of a series of happenings
Teenager – between 13 and 19 years of age
Heir – legal successor
Tomb. – a large grave built of stone above or below the ground
Forensic – process of reconstruction of the face and
Reconstruction – body based on the information in the CT scan
Pharaoh – Egyptian king
Cemetery – place where dead bodies are buried
Mummy – a preserved dead body
Murals – paintings on the wall
Gilded – thinly covered with gold
Coffin – box in which dead body is kept
Antiquities – very old objects
Archaeologist – a scientist who studies ancient objects dug up from the ground
Legend – an old story handed down through generations
Artefacts – objects of art made by hands
Resurrection – rebirth
Board games – games like chess
Linen – a fabric cloth made from flax used to make high quality clothes
Cases – boxes
Treasures – collections of valuable objects
Using X-Rays or ultrasound
Dynasty – family line
Cross section – parts seen when an object is cut in the middle
Pallbearers – those who carry coffins



1. Tutankhamun was the last leader of the great Pharaoh Dynasty. He was young when he died. According to some people, his death was a murder. In the year 1922, his tomb was exposed by Howard Carter, an Archaeologist. After 80 years, he was taken for the CT scan to solve the mystery of his life and death through a forensic reconstruction.

2. His father or grandfather, Amenhotep III, was a very powerful Pharaoh ruler over a period of 40 years. Moreover, his son, Amenhotep IV, succeeded him and initiated the strangest period in the history of Egypt. His name changed to Akhenaten which means servant of Athens. He changed the religious capital from Thebes to Amarna. Later he attacked Amun, a god, ruined his images and shut his temples. Another mysterious ruler thrived him who died very soon. Tutankhamun sat on the power and ruled for 9 years.

3. When Tut’s mummified body was found, he had lots of gold and wealth. Carter got him after so many years. After conducting the research on the treasures, he planned to examine his 3 nested boxes. Many parts of the treasure in the tomb were already misplaced.

4. His tomb was found rock-cut, 26 feet under the ground, which also had some wall paintings. It reveals that he was suppressed in the months of March or April. One of the coffin put Carter into trouble. The gums used to paste Tut to the lowest of the solid gold. Coffin was toughening enough that made it impossible to displace. He put the box in the sun for numerous hours so that the resins lose up but that didn’t work.

5. At last, he removed the adhesive with the chisel and hammer. Carter sensed he didn’t have any other choice than cutting the mummy from limb to limb, thieves would have robbed the gold and the treasures. His men first removed the head of the mummy, then they cut off each and every joint. After the process of removing all the body parts, they placed it on the layer of sand. They kept the parts in a wooden box and placed it at the original place.

6. Later, in January 2009, the body was taken for a CT scan which takes hundreds of X-Rays and generates a 3D image. That night after the scan, the workmen passed his body from the tomb into a box. They went through the ramp and stairs and lifted the body on a hydraulic trailer that was holding the scanner. The scanner suddenly stopped working and the process of the CT scan stopped. After the use of a pair of spare fans, the scan was finally completed. After 3 hours, they transferred his body back to his tomb where his body is now resting in peace. 


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